Street Art Highlights the Painful Realities of Youth Homelessness in This Charity Campaign

Campaign by Leo Burnett Includes Spray Painted Messages on Buildings

Published On
Oct 11, 2016

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U.K. charity End Youth Homelessness is using spray-painted street art to communicate the tragic reasons young people find themselves on the streets as part of an integrated campaign.

Agency Leo Burnett London sprayed type-led illustrations on the outside of buildings across the U.K., highlighting the painful realities that drive a young person to leave home. For example, one illustration shows a boy walking on a tightrope formed out of words describing his dilemma: "Living at home with addict parents or living on the street with addicts."

The campaign, which launched on World Homeless Day (Oct. 10), also includes posters and a short animated online film, directed by FX Goby through Nexus, depicting a figure climbing precariously between the spray-painted words.